Man United outcast Phil Jones attracting January interest from three clubs

Phil Jones could be heading out on loan in January and Manchester United are reportedly keen to help facilitate his exit.

Jones has not featured at all under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and is one of several surplus squad players that need to be moved on from Old Trafford.

And according to the Daily Star, United are willing to pay a significant proportion of the defender’s £120,000 per-week wages to secure a loan switch.

That makes any move for injury-plagued Jones less risky for potential suitors.

The Daily Star adds that West Brom, Burnley and Derby County have all showed an interest in the 28-year-old.

New West Brom boss Sam Allardyce needs defensive reinforcements to boost their survival bid and Burnley are said to be monitoring Jones’ situation amid the possible sale of James Tarkowski.

Derby, meanwhile, are managed on an interim basis by Wayne Rooney, a former teammate of Jones at United.

Jones signed a new contract at Old Trafford in February 2019, but hasn’t justified the four-year deal he was given.

He has cut a forlorn figure in the past two seasons and needs to begin playing again to reignite his career.

A temporary switch until the summer at least would suit all parties in January.

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